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TNA

$6,000 Belt JACKED From

Under Stagehand's Nose

8/31/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TNA's heavyweight championship belt -- valued at roughly $6,000 -- was stolen earlier this month from right under a stagehand's nose ... but thankfully, the suspected thieves have been caught ... with the help of TECHNOLOGY.

TNA sources tell TMZ, the alleged belt-snatching took place on August 18th in Ottumwa, Iowa before a non-televised event while a stagehand was unloading props from his truck.

We're told the stagehand turned away for a split second, and one of the suspects grabbed the $6,000 belt -- along with a $400 replica -- and took off.

The two suspects were later identified by police using surveillance footage.

33-year-old Joel Luke and 39-year-old Forrest Jamison were arrested Wednesday before posting bail and being released. Luke was charged with 2nd-degree theft and Jamison was charged with accessory.

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The belts have since been returned to TNA -- and somehow, the stagehand still has his job.

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1.

Bitch please    

Who gives a §hit. Lame!

694 days ago
2.

moveover    

Lindsay Lohan, maybe?

694 days ago
3.

jackmama311    

it's wrestling, the theft was prolly staged like everything else they do.

694 days ago
4.

Mr. Grimm    

Lol I was wondering why Austin Aries didn't have his belt with him last week. Looks like Austin Aries is not the champ anymore the new champion is Mr. Luke. Good job bro you are the real greatest man that ever lived.

694 days ago
5.

cobrazombie    

They should just say the robbery was fake like the wrestling.

694 days ago
6.

Don    

Google the name Forrest Jamison. He is a giant internet troll. Many people despise him.

694 days ago
7.

Lynne    

Was Lindsay Lohan there?

694 days ago
8.

Phishie from Philly    

Really! You guys are idiots.
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Phishie from Philly

693 days ago
9.

roll3567    

Ottumwa Iowa? Was the ring leader radar oreilly?

693 days ago
10.

Not Surprised    

Forrest Jamison claims to be a member of the internet group "Anonymous" under the name VictorFawkes. He was responsible for trolling and harassing a woman named Breanna Greathouse, (an up-and-coming rap artist) who later came to his with a gun intent on shooting him. She later committed suicide. Forrest has posted images of her autopsy on YouTube and continues to harass, stalk and defame innocent people online. He calls family members of his victims repeatedly and all hours of the day and night claiming that they are pedophiles and has even used his teenage daughter's voice in several videos calling people sex offenders and pedos. He is a danger to society.

693 days ago
11.

YP2K    

Wow. Dude looks like the late QB Steve McNair . . .

693 days ago
12.

dman    

Don't rag on stagehands you douche bags. They do more work in a day than you do all year.

693 days ago
13.

Ms. Kellunge    

Damn you, Aces & Eights!

693 days ago
14.

small asian penis    

wrestling is fake that's the best part

693 days ago
15.

John Baldwin    

Lmao! Jamison!! Forrest Jamison! What an ugly mother****er LMFAO! VictorFawkes of Youtube strikes again LMAO!

693 days ago
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